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Thomas Nash Thomas Nash
Full Name: Thomas Fletcher Nash
Date of birth: October 11, 1850
Date of death: September 4, 1908

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Duck Creek / Dallas   Dallas
H 46 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Duck Creek / Dallas   Dallas
(1) Duck Creek post office closed in 1866. The community was located within the present city limits of Garland, TX. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) "The election of J.W. Daniels and T.F. Nash, democrats, to the Legislature, is conceded," p. 1, 11/4/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "The Life and Work of Judge Thomas Fletcher Nash (1850-1908)," by Elizabeth B. Willis, including notes and photos with captions and credits. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, published by Dallas Heritage Village, The Dallas Historical Society, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Spring 2012 (April). Courtesy Elizabeth Barker Willis, Fort Worth. Donated Material.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge Thomas Fletcher Nash, by John H. Cullom, p. 34. Pace's Texas Scrap Book: Containing Gems of Thought From Bench - Bar - Pulpit - Rostrum on Religious, Political and Educational Subjects, Consisting of Sermons, Prayers, Poems, Funeral Orations and Extracts From Various Sources, 1933.
  • Biography, Thomas Fletcher Nash, p. 257. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Judge Thomas Nash is Dead: Served Two Terms as District Judge at Dallas," 9/5/1908, p. 6. San Antonio Daily Express.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Nash, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Thomas Nash, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    School Lands, Select  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural and Mechanical College and State Normal Schools, Visit  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Internal Improvements  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    State Affairs  

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